Learn how to scythe on this one-day beginners course held at Eden. Scything is undergoing a revival, as people realise the benefits of combining some healthy outdoor exercise with a sustainable method of vegetation control. Learn to scythe with our Eden horticulturalist and expert scyther Kevin Austin. He’s one of the country’s scything champions!

The course includes basic scything techniques, as well as a guide to sharpening and maintaining your scythe. You'll of course get free entry to Eden for the day.

The way the staff pass on their passion is contagious.

Megan Lodge, previous participant

Practical information

Please bring your own food and drink, as access to our retail outlets will be limited due to the remote location of the practical sessions. Tools will be provided, but clothing and footwear suitable for the season and task should be worn, as most activities take place outdoors. A notebook and pen would also be useful. Please turn up at our on-site YHA check-in (signposted), where there will be parking available.

How to book

Advance booking required via the orange button below. If you’re an Eden Project Member, to claim your discounted rate please log in to our bookings website before navigating to 'Courses' on the main menu. Alternatively, please contact our Box Office on 01726 811972 or boxoffice@edenproject.com.